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I often have though myself "above the crowd".  I picked "7"!!!!!  I'm jealous:-)
-----Original Message-----
From: Germaine, Bob/CVO <bgermain(--nospam--at)CH2M.com>
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Friday, September 11, 1998 4:56 PM
Subject: RE: Try this


>So what's wrong with me?  I picked 8!
>
>Thanks,
>Bob Germaine
>email: bgermain(--nospam--at)ch2m.com
>phone: 541-758-0235 ext 3440
>fax: 541-752-0276
>
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>> From: T[SMTP:vicpeng(--nospam--at)vtcg.com]
>> Sent: Friday, September 11, 1998 4:29 PM
>> To: SEAINT
>> Subject: Fw: Try this
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>> Subject: Fw: Try this
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>> This worked for me.  How about you?
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>> This is a mind-blower!
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>> This little Jedi mind trick is kinda freaky, till you think about it a
>> little while.  Then it's even more weird.  Just follow the instructions
>> below:
>> 
>> DON'T scroll down too fast-do it slowly and follow the instructions below
>> exactly, do the math in your head as fast as you can.  It may help to say
>> the answers aloud quietly.  FOLLOW these instructions one at a time and as
>> QUICKLY as you can!
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>> > 2+2?
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>> > 16+16?
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>> > Quick! Pick a number between 12 and 5.
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>> > Got it?
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>> > Now scroll down...
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>> > The number you picked was 7, right?
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>> > Isn't that weird???
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>> > Free will or synaptic wiring?  You be the judge.
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>> > Check out the following exercise, guaranteed to freak you out.  There's
>> no trick or surprise.  Just follow these instructions, and answer the
>> questions one at a time and as quickly as you can!
>> >
>> > Again, as quickly as you can but don't advance until you've done each of
>> them...really.
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>> > Now, ARROW down (but not too fast, you might miss something)...
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>> > 5+1
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>> > Now repeat saying the number 6 to yourself as fast as you can for 15
>> > seconds.
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>> > Then scroll down.
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>> > QUICK!!!  THINK OF A VEGETABLE!  Then arrow down.
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>> > You're thinking of a carrot right?
>> > If not, you're among the 2% of the population whose minds are warped
>> enough to think of something else.  98% of people will answer with carrot
>> when given this exercise.
>> >
>> > Freaky, huh?
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>> >
>> > Here is another one
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>> > DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!
>> >
>> > It only takes 30 seconds. Work this out as you read. Don't read the
>> bottom until you've worked it out!
>> >
>> > 1. First of all, pick the number of days a week that you would like to
>> eat out.
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>> > 2. Multiply this number by 2.
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>> > 3. Add 5.
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>> > 4. Multiply it by 50.
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>> > 5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1748.
>> > If you haven't, add 1747.
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>> > 6. Last step: Subtract the four digit year that you were born.
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>> > SEE BELOW
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>> > You should now have a three digit number:
>> > The first digit of this was your original number (i.e. how many times
>> you want to go out each week).
>> >
>> > The second two digits are your age!!!
>> > This is the only year (1998) it will ever work
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